The Brothers & Sisters Grimm who put on Manchester, England’s premier horror film festival, Grimm Up North, have revealed there will be a grand total of 17 feature films on their final bill this year. Along with the previously announced Evil – In the Time of Heroes, Slice, Reel Zombies, and the crazy Japanese horror caper Alien vs. Ninja, two more entries have been announced. Read on for the details!
* Amer: Cited as one of the best films of 2010 so far by two of the Grimm Up North board members, Amer is an elegant love letter to giallo cinema and the work of acclaimed directors such as Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava.
The film follows one girl’s ascent into womanhood in three parts. In the first she is a child, exploring her deepest, darkest fears, and in the second her burgeoning teenage sexuality is the central focus. For the final act we see both fully realised as she becomes an adult just in time for her haunted past to return.
* Primal: Nobody does rural terror quite like the Aussies do. With such terrifying territories in their back yard, the folks Down Under know what it’s like to have wild animals breathing down their necks… But what if the primal beast chasing you down was one of your friends, who’d been infected by a mysterious virus?
With some good old fashioned gore, tried and tested teen terror, and a side order of laughs, Primal is a fantastic addition to the programme that will have you squirming in your seat. With elements of Cabin Fever and Friday 13th, this should be right up your bloodthirsty street.
Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre situated on Oxford Road opposite the BBC will be home to Grimm Up North 2010. The luscious art deco theatre and the building’s haunting hallways contain a range of great onsite facilities and are in close proximity to a large selection of nearby bars with one of Europe’s busiest bus routes on its doorstep.
Be aware that time is running out to get hold of one of the Early Bird Grimm Up North Festival Passes. For just one more week, these passes will be available at the fantastic price of £65.00, but they will go up on Friday, 17th September, when the full and final programme is released. These passes will get you into all the feature film screenings and shorts (excluding gala night), as well as offer free access to seminars, Q&A’s, market, and exhibitions.
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